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Tarjuma-yi dharm šāstr

[preliminary Entry] The compendium of Hindu law commissioned by Warren Hastings with the collaboration of a number of learned Pandits, and translated into Persian by Zayn al-Dīn `Alī Rasā’ī. It was this Persian text that was translated into English by Nathaniel B. Halhed and published in 1776 as A Code of Gentoo Laws. The text contains a list of the Hindu scholars who contributed to it, as well as a list of Sanskrit sources.

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i) Place of copying; ii) Period of copying; iii) Copyist; iv) Commissioner;
v) Information on colophon; vi) Description of miniatures/illustrations; vii) Other remarks; viii) Information on catalogue(s)
Manuscripts: 

London, British Library, Ethé, India Office 2717, cols. 1475-6, 179 ff.

, iv) Warren Hastings, viii)

Ethé, India Office 2717, cols. 1475-6

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London, British Library, Ethé, India Office 2718, col. 1476, 251 ff.

, iv) Warren Hastings, viii)

 Ethé, India Office 2718, col. 1476

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London, British Library,  Ethé, India Office 2719, col. 1476, 243 ff.

, iv) Warren Hastings, viii)

 Ethé, India Office 2719, col. 1476

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English translation:  A Code of Gentoo Laws, Nathaniel B. Halhed, tr., London, 1776.

 
Main Persian Title: Tarjuma-yi dharm šāstr
English Translation of Main Persian Title: Translation of the Dharmaśāstra
Alternative Title(s):
Asrār-i nihān-i šar`-i hindī
Year / Period of Composition: 1188/1775
Approximate period of composition: 1773-1775
Incipit:

بر آگاه خاطران روشنضمیر و معنی شگافان حقیقت پذیرکه دل را

Place: Calcutta 
Commissioner: Warren Hastings